A while ago I had the opportunity of photographing a beautiful woman/mother/wife, Contesa from Mililani, Hawaii. She approached me to photograph her for an upcoming event ‘Mrs. Hawaii’ for her portfolio. She wanted to capture the essence of who she is, on location in her natural environment near the ocean. “Most of the other ladies are going into a studio for their portraits, but I want something that is real and screams ‘Me’!” Contesa had her vision and we organized a photo shoot beside the ocean, with her sash and crown. She looked beautiful with the natural light and stunning scenic background.